Maria Sharapova declared as the biggest hit on Yahoo in 2008


Maria Sharapova at Internazionali BNL dMaria Sharapova is officially the most searched athlete on Yahoo in 2008, and the only tennis player that made the list.

Not that it is surprising, but it is interesting since Sharapova has not played a tennis match since the Rogers Cup in late July. The Russian was not passive in other areas of life though, she has been working on her modeling career very determinedly.

This year was highlighted by the Olympics, but interestingly, the first three spots were occupied by non-Olympians. Not even Michael Phelps could make it onto the medal stand, despite accomplishing the greatest individual feat in Olympic Games history.

Have a look at Yahoo’s Top 10 list of most searched athletes in 2008:

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Gina Carano
3. Danica Patrick
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
5. Amanda Beard
6. Michael Phelps
7. Kimbo Slice
8. Leryn Franco
9. Natalie Gulbis
10. David Beckham

(photo: Ralf Reinecke)


  1. Maria Sharapova is my dream but when i grow more older i just wont to be like her in my life.
    My sister’s like serena and venus but i like maria sill your the best your on top of the world.



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